Lizard Peninsula Beaches, Cornwall

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Bessy’s Cove Beach

Bessy’s Cove Beach



Bessy’s Cove Beach is a small, south-facing cove which forms part of the larger Prussia Cove group, at the junction of Mounts Bay and the Lizard Peninsula. Bessy’s Cove Beach is a pretty rocky cove with some patches of sand revealed at low tides.

Cadgwith Beach

Cadgwith Beach



The village of Cadgwith Beach boasts two south-east-facing, shingle beaches in a scenic cove. A minor headland divides the beaches. Cadgwith is a picturesque working fishing village. The northern beach is home to the town’s fishing boats. The southern beach is the more popular with sun-seekers. Traditional cottages line the rear of the beach.

Gillan Harbour

Gillan Harbour



Gillan Harbour is situated in a picturesque spot near the mouth of a small creek, just off the Helford River at the north of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The small, sand and shingle beach is often very quiet, the area being favoured by boat and yacht enthusiasts.

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach



Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach sits in a sheltered, south west-facing cove on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall. It is a sandy beach, at the north end of which, below the cliffs, sits the small church with detached bell tower that give the beach its name.

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Beach

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Beach



Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Beach is a west-facing beach at the southern end of Porthleven Beach. It is a sand and pebble beach which sits in a small cove around 5 miles from Helston on the Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall.

Housel Bay Beach

Housel Bay Beach



Housel Bay Beach hosts one of the most southerly beaches in mainland Britain, just a half a mile from Lizard Point, Cornwall. A small, sandy beach is revealed only at low tides. At high tide the beach is entirely reclaimed by the sea and there is genuine danger in being cut off by the unforgiving tide.

Kennack Sands Beach

Kennack Sands Beach



Kennack Sands Beach is a south east-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The wide expanses of sand, numerous rock pools and grassy banks make it a popular destination for families. The beach, which is part of Gwendreath National Nature Reserve, is owned by Tregothnan Estate.

Kenneggy Sands

Kenneggy Sands



Kenneggy Sands is a crescent-shaped, south-facing beach between Penzance and Helston, Cornwall. Though a pleasant, sandy beach at low tides, at high tide the beach is almost entirely reclaimed by the sea and access to the beach is particularly difficult.

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove



Kynance Cove is a glorious, rugged beach on the dramatic western coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. It is situated around a mile and a half from Lizard Point, Cornwall, the southern-most tip of mainland Britain which can be reached on foot along the South West Coast Path.

Loe Bar Beach

Loe Bar Beach



Loe Bar Beach is a small area of south-west-facing beach in the middle of Porthleven Sands on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. The dune-backed, sand and flint beach forms a natural barrier, protecting Cornwall’s largest fresh water lake, The Loe, from the sea.

Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove



Mullion Cove Beach is a small, west-facing beach in Mullion harbour which is accessible only at low tide. The beach is situated in a picturesque cove on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall.

Piskies Cove

Piskies Cove



Piskies Cove beach is situated in a small, sheltered cove, near Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula. It is one of several coves in and around Prussia Cove. At low tide the south-facing beach provides good sun-bathing conditions, on the small, sandy beach or its surrounding rocks.

Poldhu Cove

Poldhu Cove



Poldhu Cove Beach is a small, west-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall. Nestling in a sheltered cove, protected by cliffs, this National Trust owned beach is a popular family beach which can also provide good conditions for watersports.

Polpeor Cove, Lizard Point

Polpeor Cove, Lizard Point



Polpeor Cove Beach sits in the shadow of Lizard Point in Cornwall, the most southerly point on mainland Britain. It is a small, coarse, south-facing beach. The nearest town is Lizard, around a half a mile due north.

Polurrian Cove

Polurrian Cove



Polurrian Cove Beach is a sandy, west-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. It is sheltered by the high cliffs of this picturesque cove. The beach is situated just outside the village of Mullion, and is particularly popular with holidaying families in the summer.

Porthallow Beach

Porthallow Beach



Porthallow Beach is a small, pebbly beach in an unspoilt village on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Porthallow sits in a north east-facing, sheltered cove in a picturesque location near the Helford River, with excellent views over the Fal Estuary.

Porthleven Beach

Porthleven Beach



Porthleven Beach is a 3 mile stretch of sand and shingle, which at low tide stretches south from Porthleven to Gunwalloe Fishing Cove in south west Cornwall. Porthleven is a south west-facing beach in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula.

Porthoustock Beach

Porthoustock Beach



Porthoustock Beach is a relatively small, east-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The crescent-shaped, sand and shingle beach at Porthoustock is a popular destination for divers intending to explore the many shipwrecks off the beach.

Stackhouse Cove

Stackhouse Cove



Stackhouse Cove is an isolated, unspoilt west-facing cove in Mounts Bay, Cornwall. Small pockets of sand are revealed at low tide, but the beach is largely rock and pebble, with large areas of seaweed.